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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, or subshrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire to pinnatifid, palmately veined
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula ± laxly corymbose, radiate or rarely discoid; phyllaries uniseriate, with an outer series of bracts forming a calyculus, receptacle without paleae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow; ray florets pistillate; disk florets bisexual, tubular-campanulate, 5-lobed; style branches truncate to obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes obovate, flattened, with thickened or sometimes winged margins; pappus of many slender barbellate bristles.
Distribution
Some 45-50 species in east tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, and on the Arabian Peninsula.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs or sub-shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, mostly pinnatisect-lobed, auriculate, palmately veined
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in lax corymbose cymes, radiate or rarely discoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucre 1-seriate, with calyculus; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets yellow, the outer female, radiate, in 1 series; the inner hermaphrodite, infundibuliform or narrowly campanulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers obtuse or slightly sagittate at base, with ovate apical appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches truncate to obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes compressed with thickened or winged margins; pappus of many fine bristles.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Swaziland, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

New South Wales

Cineraria L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 1242 (1763)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 6: 426 (1764)
  • Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 1242 (1763)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0